Baptism - Only An outward Expression of Faith
Where are the two sets of Scripture that support this tradition?
Women Praying at the Western Wall - Ultra Orthodox
Bible Teachings or Traditions of Men 2
4. How is it that both the Trinity and hellfire teachings did not become "Christian" teachings until the Roman Catholics copied both of them from pagan/false religions--AFTER the resurrected Jesus Christ returned to heaven?
Mingling of the water with the wine -Mass
I was watching Tim Grey's "Gospel of John" on EWTN and he was covering Jesus' "living water" prophecy fulfillment : John 7:37.
On the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles from 1 Kings 7 the Levitical priests evoke Ezekiel 47 by pouring water from the Pool of Siloam onto the altar of the Temple in the hope that the Holy Spirit will return to the Holy of Holies.
Are these denominations OSAS?
Christian Denominations celebrate Roe
Metropolitan Community Church
Denomination for homosexuals celebrates Roe v Wade.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
21 January 2013
Dear Rev. Knox, Dr. Smith-Withers and Fellow Sojourners in the Quest for Justice:
It is with sincere gratitude and a deep respect for the work of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, as well as admiration for the courage and conviction of First Congregational United Church of Christ in hosting this celebration, that we write today.
We celebrate with you and our brothers and sisters gathered from many faith traditions, the election and inauguration of President Barak Obama. We acknowledige the heavy mantle for justice he carries on so many fronts, and with you we pray for him, offer encouragement and pledge our support to his efforts to make justice for women and girls flow like a mighty stream in this nation.
Forty years ago, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice heard a cry in the wilderness, as so many prophetic voices have, and took up the sacred task of leveling the playing field and making a way where there was none for women of all ages, races, ethnicities, educational attainment and socio-economic standing, seeking to exercise their God-given dignity and equality in matters of reproductive health and health care.
Though there have been many obstacles along the way, you and the communities you have organized have remained steadfast in this quest.
Today, we not only honor your work and that of all those who have paved the way before you; we not only lift up the memory of those whose lives have been lost as providers and those whose lives have been sacrificed to lack of services, but we join you in calling on the political leadership of our nation, asking that they join forces with the majority of Americans todays who believe that ~
Healthful and affordable care options are a human right
Women are full and capable moral agents, able to make informed choices for their own and their families’ wellbeing
Race, ethnicity, economic situation, and level of formal education should not deter equal access to equal care options
We stand with you in affirming that justice demands access to affordable health care and birth control, access to adequate and unbiased information, and the option to choose safe abortive procedures.
As the European Court of Human Rights recently affirmed, and we pray today our Supreme Court will conclude, freedom of religion does not mean freedom to impose the views or convictions of a particular constituency on the community at large. Freedom of religion is an individual right, not a communal imperative.
We believe with all our hearts that we are all the beloved and valued Children of God,
each endowed with the gift of sexuality and the moral capacity and human right to
express that sexuality in loving and creative ways.
We preach a Gospel that compels us to proclaim Good News to the poor and liberation to those held captive in body, mind or spirit.
This 40th Anniversary Celebration reminds us that all over the world today there are women and girls who are still forced to relinquish control of their lives and bodies to others holding authority over them.
We join you today in recommitting our voices to speak for those who have been silenced, using our access to those in leadership positions for those who have been marginalized, and fervently praying until the day when all women are free to care for themselves and their families without fear of legal reprisal or moral reprimand. Our faith in a God of prophetic and liberating justice demands no less.
The Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, Moderator
Metropolitan Community Churches
Video on OSAS vs Catholicism
Why ABC and Abortion Increases Breast Cancer
Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, a breast surgeon in New Jersey and head of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, told The Anchor that every woman has a “susceptibility window” when she is at greater risk for cancerous breast cells.
The window lasts from after puberty to the 32nd week of her first pregnancy.
During that time, a woman’s breasts have formed but not fully matured, and they are more susceptible to carcinogens — anything from chemicals found in cigarette smoke to estrogen found in their own bodies.
The link between estrogen and breast cancer has been documented for decades.
Women are exposed to elevated estrogen levels with each menstrual cycle.
For this reason, women who menstruate early in life and delay having their first child experience more menstrual cycles and are at a higher risk for breast cancer.
Hormonal contraceptives, which often contain estrogen, increase the risk as well, she said.
A woman who has never been pregnant has Type 1 and Type 2 breast cells.
A woman who has carried a pregnancy to term develops Type 4 breast cells and by the time lactation is complete, 85 percent of her breast tissue is Type 3.
Type 3 and Type 4 breast tissue is resistant to cancer, and a woman who has carried a pregnancy to term has a lower breast cancer risk simply because there are fewer places for cancer to start, Lanfranchi said.
In the case of premature birth or induced abortion, a woman has an increased risk of breast cancer because her breasts have doubled in volume, and there are more places for the cancer to start.
She has more Type 1 and Type 2 cells, and none have matured to Type 4.
The same is not true for miscarriages that occur in the first trimester, since they are associated with low estrogen levels, she said.
Lanfranchi added that more than 20 studies documenting a link between abortion and breast cancer convinced her to look for a connection in her patients.
Within six months, she began to see a correlation.
“I expected to hear about it in medical meetings,” she said. “No one would talk about it.”
Last month, in a letter to the board of directors of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, president Marie Sturgis wrote,
“The real tragedy of this story is that from the time of the April study, organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen foundation and other like-minded groups have made no effort to inform the public.”
The study focused mainly on the increased risk of triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive form associated with high mortality, for women under 45 who used hormonal contraceptives.
The study found a 270 percent increased risk for women who began using contraceptives before age 18 and a 320 percent increase for women who had used contraceptives within the past five years.